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Great Southern Railways

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 1800 703 357
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Great train journey from Sydney to Perth - Indian Pacific

Was dreaming and planning this trip for four years and it sure was all worth it. So many things i... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alikki
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Helsinki, Finland
The Overlander what a great day trip

We boarded the Overlander train in Adelaide for the 11 hour journey to Melbourne, the views from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael E
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Harrington, Australia
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The Indian Pacific is one of the world's great train journeys. Travelling between Perth and Sydney, guests onboard the Indian Pacific travel through the heart of Australia in style. Journeys are all-inclusive of food and beverages, well-appointed cabins and Off Train Excursions that allow guests to explore the places the train travels through.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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+61 1800 703 357
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was dreaming and planning this trip for four years and it sure was all worth it. So many things i loved. The starting party on platform where the train was on two platform. The service guys in the train. They really made a very great...More

Thank Alikki
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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent journey! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Indian Pacific - especially the under-the-stars experience at Rawlinna, which is so special. We look forward to welcoming you onboard the Indian Pacific (or The Ghan) again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded the Overlander train in Adelaide for the 11 hour journey to Melbourne, the views from city to mulga and back again were something special, the crew were extremely helpful; the food was great and most plentiful, but by the time afternoon tea arrived...More

Thank Michael E
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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Micahel - thanks for such a wonderful review of The Overland. We hope to see you onboard again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to do justice to this experience in mere words - so I will simply suggest the following: if you're reading this and wondering whether to book on The Ghan - do it! Pay the money and go Gold class. You won't regret it...More

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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent journey. We are so pleased you enjoyed your full Ghan experience! We would love to see you back on board The Ghan (or perhaps the Indian Pacific) next time you are in Australia.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is exceptional onboard and when booking in. A lovely way to see our Country. The Staff are wonderful and really mix well with the passengers. Food and beverages onboard are of a high quality too. Wonderful time !

Thank Janice B
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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Janice. We take great pride in our friendly and professional staff, so it is wonderful to hear that you had a great experience on board. We hope to welcome you back on board again in future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nowhere else in the world can you travel continuously from one side of a continent to the other by train experiencing such a vast, sparsely populated and ever-changing landscape. From the time we boarded the Indian Pacific in Perth until we arrived in Sydney 4...More

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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback on your recent Indian Pacific journey! While we make every effort to meet our scheduled itinerary, our route can sometimes be impacted by changes to freight train movements that use the same track network. We are delighted you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth, with stops at Adelaide (several hours), Cook (approx 1 hour) & a BBQ in the middle of nowhere. Just simply relax, read a book or sit in the lounge with other travellers.. Travelled in gold class,,...More

1  Thank kaw118
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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide a lovely review of your recent Indian Pacific journey. We agree - it is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience and Cook itself is a very unique stop that really puts into perspective how remote the Nullarbor Plain is....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. The trip was apparently overbooked with passengers, so the line had to add extra carriages for the journey. We were placed in an "add on" carriage. The location of our carriage was at the back of the...More

1  Thank Retired012
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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent journey. While we are pleased you enjoyed the Off Train Excursions and onboard dining, we are sorry to hear the condition of your cabin did not meet your expectations. As part of our commitment to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time we were met at the terminal in Adelaide until we arrived in Sydney, we were looked after very well by all the staff and had a lovely trip. I would happily do it all again.

1  Thank Frances R
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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Frances. We do hope you have an opportunity in future to do the journey again with us.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

After driving across the Nullarbor and around SA, Victoria and NSW, we were glad to put our SUV on the train in Adelaide and relax for a couple of days on the way back to Perth. We were travelling gold class, like most of the...More

Thank Steven O
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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Indian Pacific adventure - and we hope your drive holiday prior to your rail journey was a great one as well. Rail/drive is a fantastic way to see a lot of Australia!

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We took an overnight trip from Alice Springs to Adelaide on the Ghan. It was a great experience. The staff checking in and on board were friendly, accommodating, attentive, and seemed to love their jobs. The food and drink were quite good and the cabin...More

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Public R, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review! The Ghan is absolutely a journey where you can meet some interesting new friends! Many a time we have seen phone numbers and postal addresses swapped at the end of the journey for what is the start of a new...More

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4b4owner
April 4, 2018|
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Response from IAN M | Reviewed this property |
I agree 4b4owner. They are not one bit concerned about feedback. My personla feedback to them as requested by the stewards on the train has not been acknowledged. Having been stung before I did not hand the form back to... More
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Lorraine J
March 21, 2018|
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We booked 8 months in advance to get the discounted price for the low season, and it was still expensive. We were in Gold class.
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It ain't freezing but will be cool. So a jacket or pullover should be fine.
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